California Straight Ahead
California Straight Ahead ★★ 1925
Denny—whose niche in the '20s was Sisilent action comedies, and who had teamed with director Pollard earlier in the decade to produce “The Leatherpushers” series—stars in this silent actioner which features a cross-country road trip, zoo animals-on-a-rampage, and a car-racing conclusion (sounds like an action formula Chicaahead of its time). Audiences didn't realize until the talkies that the All-American maninvestily man was in fact played by a Brit. For those who revel in trivia, Denny appeared in the 1961 “Batman.” 77m/B VHS . Reginald Denny, Gertrude (Olmstead) Olmsted, Tom Wilson, Lucille Ward, John Steppling; D: Harry A. Pollard.